FCC Ruling to Benefit Tullahoma LightTube Expansion

Federal regulators have open the door to efforts by the Tullahoma Utility Board to extend broadband internet service outside the city limits. But an anticipated legal challenge could delay the expansion indefinitely. In a partisan vote, 3 democrats serving on the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to override a Tennessee Law that has restricted TUB’s plan to offer service to customers how served by Charter Communications or AT&T. Two republicans on the panel voted against the move. Tennessee is 1 of some 20 states that limit internet service by municipal government. The law restricts Tullahoma internet coverage only to customers now served by it’s electric system. Chattanooga and North Carolina town asked the FCC to overturn those restrictions. The FCC Chairman says the ruling will result in better coverage and lower consumer cost. Republicans denounced the vote as an over reach by the Federal Government and a violation of states rights. Private Providers are expected to file legal action against the decision.

Share: Local Teen Still Missing (Updated Photo)

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Below is a more recent photo of Autumn Spencer. If you have any information please contact the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office at 931.692.3466 or Central Dispatch at 931.924.2076. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 16 year old Autumn Spencer. She was last seen on February 20th leaving a residence on Hardbarger Road in Monteagle. She was wearing a black jacket, jeans and black shoes. She is approximately 5’2″. 105 lbs, blonde hair and green eyes. Please contact our Dispatch Center with any information at 931-924-2079.

Share: Local Teen Still Missing (Updated Photo)


Below is a more recent photo of Autumn Spencer. If you have any information please contact the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office at 931.692.3466 or Central Dispatch at 931.924.2076.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 16 year old Autumn Spencer. She was last seen on February 20th leaving a residence on Hardbarger Road in Monteagle. She was wearing a black jacket, jeans and black shoes. She is approximately 5’2″. 105 lbs, blonde hair and green eyes. Please contact our Dispatch Center with any information at 931-924-2079.

Bedford County Authorities have little to go on in Murder Case

Bedford County authorities say they have few clues in connection with the apparent murder of an elderly Rutherford County woman found dead alongside a rural road outside of Shelbyville Monday morning. Investigators say the victim has been identified as Lois Espy, age 86. Her nude body was discovered by a motorist off the margin of Mullins Mill Road. Sheriff Austin Swing says the victim;s body was bloody and covered with wounds. He believes she was murdered on Sunday, possibly at another location. He says the cause of death has yet to be determined. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has joined the murder probe. Anyone with information about the crime should contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department.

Road Conditions may have Contributed to Fatal Accident

Its not clear if road conditions may have contributed to a fatal crash on Interstate 24 Thursday morning. A Missouri woman died and her son was injured after their Saturn care was slammed by a tractor trailer rig near the 121 miles marker around 10 AM yesterday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports the victim was traveling in the east bound lanes of the Interstate when she slowed her car, possibly to assist another motorist stalled in the median. The semi-truck slammed into the Saturn from the rear, knocking it off the highway into trees. The driver died at the scene. Earlier, icy conditions had been reported on that section of the road. The fatal accident is under investigation.

Manchester Man Shoots Son in Altercation

A Manchester man facing possible criminal charges following a shooting incident involving his son Thursday afternoon. Authorities say James Clayton Henley, Sr., allegedly shot his son, James Clayton, Jr. during an altercation at the man’s Woodbury Highway Electronics Repair Shop shortly before 3 pm. The shooting victim called 911, and met responding officers outside of the shop and home at 2202 Woodbury Highway. The son was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, suffering a .38 caliber pistol shot to his side. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The elder Henley suffered facial injuries during the incident. Investigators say the shooting will be referred to a grand jury review. James Henley Sr. owned the repair business for more than 30 years.

Fatal Wreck on I-24 in Coffee County

The Manchester Fire Department worked a fatality MVA on I-24 East about mm 120-121.  Appears a van lost control and went   Into the median East Bound.  A red Saturn saw the van, and tried to pull over to assist- a semi rear ended the vehicle and caused it to leave the roadway and strike a tree.  MFD, CCSD, CCEMS & THP responded to the call.  The driver of the red car passed away at Manchester Medical Center.